At Sunday’s Mass – the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – the communion antiphon was the following
When I am lifted up from the earth,
I will draw everyone to myself, says the Lord.
Jn 12: 32
It is a prophesy that anticipates change and conversion.
But there is a gentleness to the promised gathering that the Church (and the churches) have often betrayed in the various processes and strategies of evangelisation.
- What about your local Church community draws people?
- What might turn them away?
- How might the best practice be strengthened and the worst redressed?
Photo of mosaic in Medjugorje of Jesus preaching the Kingdom – one of the Mysteries of Light from the Holy Rosary. (c) Allen Morris, 2014